BMW 4 Series Coupé review

Category: Coupé

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol, diesel
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Introduction

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Once upon a time, the BMW 4 Series was really just a three-door version of the uber-popular 3 Series, albeit with a slightly swoopier roofline. And that was fine, except you couldn’t escape the feeling that you were paying more money for what was ultimately less car.

But this latest version is different. Sure, it’s still based on the same underpinnings as its more sensibly shaped saloon sibling, but you’d never guess it from the styling. Indeed, the 4 Series looks quite different from anything else in BMW’s range, mainly thanks to a face that (let’s be honest) not everyone will love.

Then again, surely that’s better than something bland that elicits a series of ‘mehs’ from your friends and family? Okay, some might think BMW has accidentally fitted the front grille from one of its much larger models, but others will love it. And remember, BMW has a history of making cars that look controversial when they first appear but somehow get prettier as the years go by.

The differences compared with the 3 Series are more than skin deep, too. BMW has widened the rear of the car and lowered the centre of gravity, plus it has also retuned the suspension and stiffened the chassis, all of which should help make the 4 Series even more agile and capable through the corners.

But even if the BMW 4 Series does enough to justify its price premium over the 3 Series, how does it compare to other coupés, including the Audi A5 and Mercedes C-Class Coupé? Click through to the next page to start reading our detailed review.

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Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions36.7 - 61.4
Avaliable doors options2
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£2,401 / £3,976
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£4,801 / £7,952

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